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24-year-old Kershaw man charged with sexual assault of 9-year-old

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Grant Helms, Jr. (Source: Kershaw County Detention Center) Grant Helms, Jr. (Source: Kershaw County Detention Center)
KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A 24-year-old Kershaw County man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl twice in the span of 24 hours.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said Grant Adam Helms, Jr. admitted to the allegations and turned himself in to deputies Thursday and was charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under age 11.

Matthews said Helms assaulted the girl at the same location in Kershaw.

Helms was taken to the Kershaw County Detention Center to await a bond hearing.

"These types of cases against young children are especially disturbing and occur all too frequently," said Matthews in a news release. "I suspect that more of these types of assaults take place than are reported. We will thoroughly investigate these cases, determine if the allegations are true and proceed with an arrest if appropriate. Unfortunately, the emotional scars left with these young victims will follow them the rest of their lives. I am glad we were able to take this man off the street."

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